Saved - How To become a
how to be saved
A Christian is someone
who believes the
Steps to Take in order to become a
true Christian, to be Saved & Have a
real relationship & genuine
experience with the real God
Read, understand, accept and
believe the following verses from
1. All men are sinners and fall short
of God's perfect standard
Romans 3: 23 states that
For all have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God;
2. Sin - which is imperfection in our
lives - denies us eternal life with
God. But God sent his son Jesus
Christ as a gift to give us freely
Eternal Life by believing on Jesus
Romans 6: 23 states
For the wages of sin is death; but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
3. You can be saved, and you are
saved by Faith in Jesus Christ. You
cannot be saved by your good
works, because they are not "good
enough". But God's good work of
sending Jesus Christ to save us,
and our response of believing - of
having faith - in Jesus Christ, that is
what saves each of us.
Ephesians 2: 8-9 states
8 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should
4. God did not wait for us to become
perfect in order to accept or
unconditionally love us. He sent
Jesus Christ to save us, even
though we are sinners. So Jesus
Christ died to save us from our sins,
and to save us from eternal
separation from God.
Romans 5:8 states
But God commendeth his love toward
us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
5. God loved the world so much that
He sent his one and only Son to die,
so that by believing in Jesus Christ,
we obtain Eternal Life.
John 3: 16 states
For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.
6. If you believe in Jesus Christ, and
in what he did on the Cross for us,
by dying there for us, you know for a
fact that you have been given
I John 5: 13 states
These things have I written unto you
that believe on the name of the Son of
God; that ye may know that ye have
eternal life, and that ye may believe on
the name of the Son of God.
7. If you confess your sins to God,
he hears you take this step, and you
can know for sure that He does hear
you, and his response to you is to
forgive you of those sins, so that
they are not remembered against
you, and not attributed to you ever
I John 1 : 9 states
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If you believe these verses, or want
to believe these verses, pray the
" Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you
for dying on the cross for my sins. I
open the door of my life and ask you
to save me from my sins and give
me eternal life. Thank you for
forgiving me of my sins and giving
me eternal life. I receive you as my
Savior and Lord. Please take control
of the throne of my life. Make me the
kind of person you want me to be.
Help me to understand you, and to
know you and to learn how to follow
you. Free me from all of the things in
my life that prevent me from
following you. In the name of the
one and only and true Jesus Christ I
ask all these things now, Amen".
Does this prayer express your desire to
know God and to want to know His love
? If you are sincere in praying this
prayer, Jesus Christ comes into your
heart and your life, just as He said he
It often takes courage to decide to
become a Christian. It is the right
decision to make, but It is difficult to
fight against part of ourselves that
wants to hang on, or to find against
that part of our selves that has
trouble changing. The good news is
that you do not need to change
yourself. Just Cry out to God, pray
and he will begin to change you.
God does not expect you to become
perfect before you come to Him. Not
at all. ..this is why He sent Jesus. ..so
that we would not have to become
perfect before being able to know
Steps to take once you have asked
Jesus to come into your life
Find the following passages in the
Bible and begin to read them:
1. Read Psalm 23 (in the middle of
the Old Testament - the 1st half of
2. Read Psalm 91
3. Read the Books in the New
Testament (in the Bible) of John,
Romans & I John
4. Tell someone of your prayer and
your seeking God. Share that with
someone close to you.
5. Obtain some of the books on the
list of books, and begin to read
them, so that you can understand
more about God and how He works.
6. Pray, that is - just talk to and with
God, thank Him for saving you, and
tell him your
fears and concerns, and ask him for
help and guidance.
7. email or tell someone about the
great decision you have made today
Does the "being saved"
process only work for those
who believe ?
For the person who is not yet
saved, their understanding of
1) their state of sin and 2) God's
personal love and care for
them, and His desire and
ability to save them....is what
enables anyone to become
So yes, the "being saved"
process works only for those
who believe in Jesus Christ
and Him only, and place their
faith in Him and in His work
done on the Cross.
...and if so , then how does
believing save a person?
Believing saves a person because of
what it allows God to do in the Heart
and Soul of that person.
But it is not simply the fact of a
"belief". The issue is not having
"belief" but rather what we have a
IF a person believes in Salvation by
Faith Alone in Jesus Christ (ask us
by email if this is not clear), then
That belief saves them. Why ?
because they are magical ?
No, because of the sovereignty of
God, because of what God does to
them, when they ask him into their
heart & life. When a person decides
to place their faith in Jesus Christ
and ask Him to forgive them of
their sins and invite Jesus Christ
into their life & heart, this is what
saves them - because of what God
does for them at that moment in
At that moment in time when they
sincerely believe and ask God to
save them (as described above),
God takes the life of that person,
and in accordance with the will of
that human, having requested God
to save them from their sins through
Jesus Christ - God takes that
person's life and sins [all sins past,
present and future], and allocates
them to the category: of "one of
those people who Accepted the Free
Gift of Eternal Salvation that God
From that point forward, their sins
are no longer counted against them,
because that is an account that is
paid by the shed blood of Jesus
Christ. And there is no person that
could ever sin so much, that God's
love would not be good enough for
them, or that would somehow not be
able to be covered by the penalty of
death that Jesus Christ paid the
price for. (otherwise, sin would be
more powerful than Jesus Christ -
which is not true).
Sometimes, People have trouble
believing in Jesus Christ because of
First the extreme that they are not
sinners (usually, this means that a
person has not committed a "serious"
sin, such as "murder", but God says that
all sins separates us from God, even
supposedly-small sins. We - as humans
- tend to evaluate sin into more serious
and less serious categories, because we
do not understand just how serious
"small" sin is).
Since we are all sinners, we all have
a need for God, in order to have
Second the extreme that they are
not good enough for Jesus Christ to
save them. This is basically done by
those who reject the Free offer of
Salvation by Christ Jesus because
those people are -literally - unwilling
to believe. After death, they will
believe, but they can only chose
Eternal Life BEFORE they die.
The fact is that all of us, are not
good enough for Jesus Christ to
save them. That is why Paul wrote in
the Bible "For all have sinned, and
come short of the glory of God"
Thankfully, that is not the end of the
story, because he also wrote " For the
wages of sin is death; but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord. "(Romans 6: 23)
That Free offer of salvation is
clarified in the following passage:
John 3: 16 For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the
world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
Prayers that count
The prayers that God hears
We don't make the rules any more
than you do. We just want to help
others know how to reach God, and
know that God cares about them
The only prayers that make it to
Heaven where God dwells are those
prayers that are prayed directly to
Him " through Jesus Christ " or "in
the name of Jesus Christ'.
God hears our prayers because we
obey the method that God has
established for us to be able to
reach him. If we want Him to hear
us, then we must use the methods
that He has given us to
communicate with Him.
And he explains - in the New
Testament - what that method is:
talking to God (praying) in
accordance with God's will - and
coming to Him in the name of Jesus
Christ . Here are some examples of
that from the New Testament:
(Acts 3:6) Then Peter said, Silver and
gold have I none; but such as I have give
I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.
(Acts 16:18) And this did she many days.
But Paul, being grieved, turned and said
to the spirit, I command thee in the
name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.
And he came out the same hour.
(Acts 9:27) But Barnabas took him, and
brought him to the apostles, and
declared unto them how he had seen the
Lord in the way, and that he had spoken
to him, and how he had preached boldly
at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
(2 Cor 3:4) And such trust have we
through Christ to God-ward: (i.e.
(Gal 4:7) Wherefore thou art no more a
servant, but a son; and if a son, then an
heir of God through Christ .
(Eph 2:7) That in the ages to come he
might show the exceeding [spiritual]
riches of his grace in his kindness toward
us through Christ Jesus .
(Phil 4:7) And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ
(Acts 4:2) Being grieved that they taught
the people, and preached through Jesus
the resurrection from the dead.
(Rom 1:8) First, I thank my God
through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the
(Rom 6:11) Likewise reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ
(Rom 6:23) For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Rom 15:17) I have therefore whereof I
may glory through Jesus Christ in those
things which pertain to God.
(Rom 16:27) To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
(1 Pet 4:11) ...if any man minister, let
him do it as of the ability which God
giveth: that God in all things may be
glorified through Jesus Christ , to whom
be praise and dominion for ever and
(Gal 3:14) That the blessing of Abraham
might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christ ; that we might receive the
promise of the [Holy] Spirit through
(Titus 3:6) Which he shed on us
abundantly through Jesus Christ our
(Heb 13:21) Make you perfect in every
good work to do his will, working in you
that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
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IF a person wanted to become a Christian, what would they pray ?
God, I am praying this to you so that you will help me. Please help
me to want to know you better. Please help me to become a Christian.
God I admit that I am not perfect. I understand that you cannot allow
anyone into Heaven who is not perfect and Holy. I understand that
if I believe in Jesus Christ and in what He did, that God you will
see my life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and that this will
allow me to have eternal life and know that I am going to Heaven.
God, I admit that I have sin and things in my life that are not perfect.
I know I have sinned in my life. Please forgive me of my sins.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He came to Earth
to save those who ask Him, and that He died to pay the penalty for
all of my sins.
I understand that Jesus physically died and physically arose from the
dead, and that God can forgive me because of the death and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. I thank you for dying for me, and for
paying the price for my sins. I accept to believe in you, and I thank
you Lord God from all of my heart for your help and for sending
your Son to die and raise from the Dead.
I pray that you would help me to read your word the Bible. I
renounce anything in my life, my thoughts and my actions that is
not from you, and I do this in the name of Jesus Christ. Help me
to not be spiritually deceived. Help me to grow and learn how to have
a strong Christian walk for you, and to be a good example, with your
help. Help me to have and develop a love of your word the Bible, and
please bring to my life, people and situations that will help me to
understand how to live my life as your servant. Help me to learn
how to share the good news with those who may be willing to learn
or to know. I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, and
I thank you for what you have done for me, Amen.
Please Remember: Christianity is NEVER forced. No one can
force anyone to become a Christian. God does NOT recognize
any desire for Him, unless it is genuine and motivated from